Member Resources

Nearly 20 percent of the country’s students are enrolled in rural schools, yet are not provided the same focus in national policy or research as students in urban and suburban school districts. Out of the Loop , a new report from the National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education...
Limited access to advanced coursework, medical care, food and employment opportunities continue to daunt students in many rural communities, according to a report by AASA, The School Superintendents Association , and The Rural School and Community Trust . The report, Leveling the Playing Field for Rural Students , highlights how...
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, advocates for the highest quality public education for all students, and develops and supports school system leaders. They have developed a collection of resources on equity for these leaders to help them and their teams succeed in this important endeavor.
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) joined with several partner organizations in answering FAQs on the educational rights of immigrant children after the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) adopted a position statement in 2017 outlining the school counselor's role in working with undocumented students.
Using a Q&A format, this July 2017 guide from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) helps school leaders understand and navigate the operational difficulties that school districts face today around serving undocumented students. The guide explains the current law on relevant immigration issues and how school policies may be affected....
This one-pager from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) highlights concerns about private school voucher programs, including concerns about: Academic achievement of participating students Lack of accountability of these programs Discrimination occurring within them Their impact on school segregation Fiscal impact on public schools
Superintendents and other school district leaders are “overwhelmingly concerned” and “deeply worried” about students in special education programs and those living in poverty if Republican proposals to refinance Medicaid are enacted, according to a new AASA survey. In Cutting Medicaid: A Prescription to Hurt the Neediest Kids , close to...
School “resegregation” has been in the news lately, but is it real? Are our schools becoming less diverse, even as our student body becomes increasingly so? National School Boards Association's Center for Public Education tackles these questions, as well as multiple others, in their report, “School Segregation Then & Now:...
The United States is a broadly diverse, multicultural nation. Our families and children have many different talents, backgrounds, opportunities and challenges. The National PTA's Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit is part of an ongoing effort to recognize and address the diversity of our communities and to make sure that all families...